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Molaski named DOT CIO

George Molaski has been named chief information officer at the Transportation Department. Molaski, who previously was president of International Data Corp. Government, also serves as chairman of the Economic Development Authority for Falls Church, Va.

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SAIC to acquire Boeing services group

Science Applications International Corp. ended months of speculation last week when it announced plans to buy Boeing Information Services, the Boeing Co. subsidiary that provides the federal government with information technology and integration services.

Boeing IS has 1,200 employees, and it projected revenues of over $300 million in 1999. Its key contracts include the Army Reserve Component Automation System and the Defense Information Systems Agency's major integration services contract. SAIC expects to complete the transaction in one month, and Boeing IS president William Delany is expected to continue to manage the unit under its new ownership.

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Gephardt forms IT advisory group

House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.) announced last week that he had formed an advisory group composed of Democratic members of Congress that he will consult on technology issues. The group includes Rep. Anna Eshoo (Calif.) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (Calif.), who will serve as the "organizational leaders" of the group, Gephardt said in a prepared statement last week.

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Wang taps CSC for NASA nets

Computer Sciences Corp. announced last week that it had been chosen by Wang Government Services Inc. to support a massive NASA data communications project.

The deal, valued at $278 million, falls under the agency's Consolidated Space Operations Contract, a $3.4 billion, 10-year contract NASA awarded last year to Lockheed Martin Corp. Wang serves as a subcontractor to Lockheed.

CSC said its work will focus on identifying wide-area network service providers to integrate voice, data and video services across the agency as well as assessing new data communications technologies that might be incorporated into NASA programs.

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Sprint's Teague resigns

Don Teague, vice president and general manager of Sprint's Government Systems Division, resigned from the company last week "to pursue other opportunities," a company spokesman said.

Gary Linsin, vice president of national accounts at the division, will assume Teague's role until a permanent replacement is announced.

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